Question for experienced mums -

Looking back at the whole experience, what would you suggest as important characteristics to look for when selecting an OB?

I have a few ideas (below) but wonder if there may be criteria I haven't thought of as a first-time mum-to-be?

  • Won't unnecessarily push for c-section (if you don't want it)
  • Expertise in stitching up afterwards
  • Patience in answering questions
  • Diligence in delving into potential health concerns
  • Responsiveness of OB / nurses / midwives to emailed questions
  • Whether s/he will be the one actually delivering your baby
  • Whether s/he works with specific paediatrician / anaesthesiologist, and how reputable they are

Thanks in advance!